Lelystad Airshow Pics

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Hello fellow Members and guests,

Yesterday, I made a 4 hour car trip to the north of The Netherlands to visit the Lelystad Airshow. This airport has a growing local collection of warbirds and wants to make a name in european historic airshow scene. I think they did a great job yesterday. :cool:

I arrived early, and started to take a look at the static line which was presented at the entrance. The first to greet the visitors was the DC2. But there where more planes in the row. See here:

J.V.

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I continued my visit and went to see the static line next to the taxiway. Here you could see many other nice vintage types. First pic is of Lambach HL II reproduction. The others are a selection out of the planes of the local badsed Early Birds Foundation.

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Before the start of the flying program, the Connie was towed around the field. It couldn't fly due to engine problems. But I was impressed by it, even without seeing it in the sky.

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Before the show, some planes flew around such as this nice tigermoth:

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At 13h00 the show started with a real power boost. It came in the shape of Golden Apple Operations F86 Sabre:

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I am only covering the historic aircraft here. So I will not give pics of the pitts who displayed after the F86. The next vintage plane which flew was the casa Ju52 which came from La Ferte in France:

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Another rare airshow visitor came from Belgium. It was the Fiat G46 from E. Vormezeele which gave a short, but nice display in this rare machine:

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Then came one of the highlights of the show. A massive historic formation in 4 parts:

1. A DHC Beaver with 4 piper cubs and a DH82a tiger moth
2. A Saab Safir and 4 Fokker S11
3. A Beech 18 with 3 Noorduyn Harvards
4. A B25 Mitchell with a spitfire MK9 and the local based P51 Mustang

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Now some more detailed pics of the huge flyby:

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And one more from this formation:

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Now, the several formations each made a display. See these pics of the Dhc Beaver/ Piper cubs and Fokkers/Saab displays:

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The next one to give its display was the B25:

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And if we couldn't get enough of it, we saw a superb display od the P51.

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Nice photos Stieglitz. It looks as if you will be getting 'Duxford standard' airshows at Lelystad in future.
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And of course this warbird part of the show was closed by RNHF Spitfire:

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Nice photos Stieglitz. It looks as if you will be getting 'Duxford standard' airshows at Lelystad in future.
mmitch.

Yes, they realy made a superb show here. I'm glad I could attend it.

Next Historic air display was made by this well known Hawker Hunter:

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Back to the piston power. Next aircraft in the superb program was this DC3/C47.

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Well done, Jochen, it pays to get there early before the aircraft become hidden by crowds of people!

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A airshow debut of this Dutch Cataline was also a highlight of the show. A realy beautifull aircraft! :cool:

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Well done, Jochen, it pays to get there early before the aircraft become hidden by crowds of people!

Yes PL, and you need to have a little bit of luck too. ;)

More twin engined piston power was presented by this french based Nordatlas:

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